The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) provides policymakers with regular scientific assessments on climate change; its current and projected impacts and risks; and recommends options for adaptation, mitigation and action. These comprehensive reports contain scientific, technical, and socio-economic knowledge prepared, reviewed, vetted, and analyzed by hundreds of international authors and experts.
Ever wondered what it is like to be part of a massive group of scientists from around the world and work on presumably the largest report on climate change?
OML Center’s Executive Director Dr. Rodel D. Lasco is the coordinating lead author of Chapter 5 of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report’s Working Group 2 contribution and a drafting author of the forthcoming Summary for Policymakers. Along with fellow authors Dr. Zelina Ibrahim of the Universiti Putra Malaysia and Associate Professor Winston Chow of Singapore Management University, Dr. Lasco shared with Eco-Business his insights on the report and what it’s like to be part of the process, including the challenges of coordinating with fellow authors from all over the world in the time of pandemic.